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I don't care who you are and I don't care where you came from. You buy, I sell, we're square.

Pete Rutledge is a merchant with the Atlantic City Municipal Government at city hall in Fallout 76, introduced in the Expeditions: Atlantic City update part two, America's Playground.


An overworked[1] Muni merchant selling what he call legitimate goods at legitimate prices,[2] Pete is an honest merchant working for the Munis. All of the goods he sells are guaranteed by the Municipal Government. They might not be fancy,[3] but they're not stolen goods[4] or overpriced "razzle-dazzle bull".[2] As every cap goes to the city's treasury, rather than into Pete's pockets,[5] he doesn't hand out any kinds of discounts, even to people who do contract work for Mayor Lane.[6] He can hardly believe the Responders got a Vertibird running again.[7]

Pete isn't picky about his customers. In fact, he doesn't care who they are and where they came from, as long as they're paying customers.[8] He doesn't have an interest in people's stories or idle chatter either, focusing purely on buying and selling,[9] from anyone who comes by.[10] As such, he keeps his whole inventory on hand and unlike some traders, doesn't keep anything "in the back".[11] What customers see is what they get.[12] Since Pete keeps track of everything and takes stock whenever he's not busy trading, everything is accounted for.[13]

Being a Muni at City Hall means that he has an ear to the ground and is up to date on the current developments, be they Overgrown infestations,[14] Devil attacks,[15] or leaks and mold[16] at the once-impressive City Hall.[17] He also keeps on top of personal relations within the Muni community. He is skeptical of Anna Barone and Buttercup ever becoming a thing,[18] sees the stress slowly get to Frieda Lane,[19] and finds Mayor Tim's unflappable attitude and calm in the face of adversity downright inspiring. [20] He would also love to see Vin Russo back to help the Munis out.[21]

Pete isn't thrilled about working together with either the Lombardi Family or the Showmen. To him, the former are thieves specializing in poisoning people with chems,[22] while the latter are merely a bunch of homicidal clowns.[23] He seems to despise their bombastic attitude and behavior the most.[24]

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

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This character ignores combat and cannot be damaged.
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This character is a vendor.
  • Accepts Bottle cap
  • Sells:


Apparel Weapon Other items
Fisherman's outfit
Straw hat


Pete Rutledge appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Expeditions: Atlantic City update part two, America's Playground.

Behind the scenes[]

Pete was previously known as simply "Muni vendor" in early datamines of the Public Test Server.



  1. Pete Rutledge: "I need a vacation."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pete Rutledge: "You deal with me, you get legitimate goods at legitimate prices. None of that razzle-dazzle bull you'll get from the Showmen."
  3. Pete Rutledge: "It may not be fancy, but everything here is guaranteed by the Municipal Government. You won't be disappointed."
  4. Pete Rutledge: "Unlike things you might buy from the Lombardis, nothing here fell off the back of a truck."
  5. Pete Rutledge: "Every cap spent here goes to keeping AC running, not lining my pockets."
  6. Pete Rutledge: "You did good work out there for the Mayor, it's appreciated. No discounts, though. Business is business."
  7. Pete Rutledge: "Heard a vertibird fly over. Can't believe someone's got one running."
  8. Pete Rutledge: "I don't care who you are and I don't care where you came from. You buy, I sell, we're square."
  9. Pete Rutledge: "I don't need your life story. Buy something or don't, but I'm not here to chat."
  10. Pete Rutledge: "A tourist, huh? Well, City Hall isn't normally a hotspot for your sort, but I'll still take your caps."
  11. Pete Rutledge: "Have a look at what I've got. And before you ask, no, I don't have 'more in the back'."
  12. Pete Rutledge: "What you see is what you get. Gotta be something here you need."
  13. Pete Rutledge: "Two ten.. two twenty... two twenty-seven... everything accounted for."
  14. Pete Rutledge: "Quiet today. Guess the Overgrown are taking a day off."
  15. Pete Rutledge: "Patrol came back torn up today. Another Devil attack..."
  16. Pete Rutledge: "Is that mold? Another damn leak..."
  17. Pete Rutledge: "This place must've been something, once..."
  18. Pete Rutledge: "Anna and Buttercup? Can't see it myself."
  19. Pete Rutledge: "Frieda's looking stressed. More than usual, anyway."
  20. Pete Rutledge: "Another day, another crisis. And Tim's calm as ever."
  21. Pete Rutledge: "Wonder where the Russo kid went. We could use his help around here."
  22. Pete Rutledge: "We don't deal in chems, so don't ask. Head to the Casino Quarter if you want to poison yourself."
  23. Pete Rutledge: "Showmen. Bunch of homicidal clowns, and we have to take them seriously."
  24. Pete Rutledge: "If you want a song and dance routine, talk to the Showmen. I sell stuff, it's that simple."